About 4th grade
Congratulations on having a child in the Fourth Grade! My name is Mr. McDonough and I will be your child’s teacher this year. I have a been a teacher in Fort Atkinson since 1989. I love teaching at Rockwell and I look forward to getting to know your child and meeting you!
Fourth grade is a transitional year for children. Your child will have a good year and grow into their new role as an upper elementary student. More responsibility and greater expectations are placed upon them. With this in mind it is more important than ever that we work together to help your child achieve success for this year. If you have any concerns, questions, or even a "that doesn't sound right" please contact me so we can get to the bottom of it and straighten it out!
Like you, I want your child to do their best and have a positive and memorable year. As a parent myself, I can attest that parenting is inherently hard work, so for the sake of your child it only makes sense we are on a united front.
I am also asking you to look through your child’s Daily Planner each day. A parent signature is required every evening after making sure your child has worked on their homework . As a fourth grader, your child is old enough to be able to fill out each subject and write down assignments when given (and check them off if done either in class or at home ). 4th grade students are expected to read every night, work on math multiplication facts if needed, and study for any upcoming tests. I am a big believer that, at the elementary age, home time is family time, so I try to keep homework to a minimum.
I am excited about the school year and being your child’s teacher. I want to keep open communication between us. Please feel free to call (563-7818), email(firstname.lastname@example.org), write a note in the daily planner, or stop in to speak with me. I look forward to another great year!
Rockwell 4th Grade